FWIW, some of the strongest stories about problems in firing teachers were published by the LA Times while it was part of the same organization that owned the Chicago Tribune. One recent case was the teacher who was giving his students cookies laced with his semen. The two propositions that were mentioned in TFA were sponsored by the Cal Teachers Union.
That won't work the way you think it would. What you're describing is a line scan, which gives a 2-D image of the container/truck, which has been deployed. A CT scan gives a 3-D image, necessitating some way of moving the x-ray source and detector around the container while the container is moved through.
There are a couple of reasons why the object being scanned is rotated on a turntable rather than the source and detector rotating around the object. First is the high energy X-ray source is friggin' heavy. The second is that having a stationary X-ray beam allows for concentrating the shielding in a relatively small volume and we're talking some pretty serious shielding.
no, thats NOT good. that means that you can be personally sued for anything that goes on with the company.
Since the lawsuit was filed by the Federal Government, let's carry this a bit further. If any employee of the Federal government (this includes judges) can be shown to have caused harm through malfeasance or negligence, then that employee can be held personally liable for the decision. Think anyone would want to work for the government under those conditions?
The Great Influenza by John M. Barrie goes into great detail how the war time censorship under the Wilson administration resulted in a significantly higher death toll in the US. The so called "Spanish flu" got its name because the Spanish press was not censored, the flu appears to have originated in western Kansas.
The new Cessna 182 that can use Jet-A and the light sports and experimentals that can run on 91 octane unleaded are essentially in the noise in terms of total number of aircraft being produced.
Continental has expressed interest in licensing Safran's diesel engine technology for a wider range of output power. The engine is expensive enough that it may take a decade before a significant portion of light aircraft are diesel powered, though the price differential and Jet-A may encourage a fair number of engine swaps. 'Course this still leaves out the folks with big honkin' radial engines...
By the time the X-ray beam goes through the plastic wall between the source and the person being scanned, the X-rays with energies low enough to have significant photo-electric interactions with the primary elements of skin, namely H, C, N & O will have been attenuated. That leaves Rayleigh or Compton scattering for the primary interaction. Keep in mind that the cross-section for 180 degree Compton scattering is fairly constant to close to 50 keV, requiring Z's to be in the mid-20's for significant photo-electric absorption (and this is something that I found out from an astrophysics text book - most physicists, radiologists or oncologists don't seem to care about differential cross-section for Compton scattering).
There have been anecdotes about breasts reconstructed after a mastectomy showing up on backscatter as the silicone fluid attenuates the back scattered photons more than normal tissue.